The Lone Wolf
by Jodi Picoult
Published Feb 28, 2012
A life hanging in the balance . . . a family torn apart. The #1 internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells an unforgettable story about family secrets, love, and letting go.
In the wild, when a wolf knows its time is over, when it knows it is of no more use to its pack, it may sometimes choose to slip away. Dying apart from its family, it stays proud and true to its nature. Humans aren’t so lucky.
Luke Warren has spent his life researching wolves. He has written about them, studied their habits intensively, and even lived with them for extended periods of time. In many ways, Luke understands wolf dynamics better than those of his own family. His wife, Georgie, has left him, finally giving up on their lonely marriage. His son, Edward, twenty-four, fled six years ago, leaving behind a shattered relationship with his father. Edward understands that some things cannot be fixed, though memories of his domineering father still inflict pain. Then comes a frantic phone call: Luke has been gravely injured in a car accident with Edward’s younger sister, Cara.
Suddenly everything changes: Edward must return home to face the father he walked out on at age eighteen. He and Cara have to decide their father’s fate together. Though there’s no easy answer, questions abound: What secrets have Edward and his sister kept from each other? What hidden motives inform their need to let their father die . . . or to try to keep him alive? What would Luke himself want? How can any family member make such a decision in the face of guilt, pain, or both? And most importantly, to what extent have they all forgotten what a wolf never forgets: that each member of a pack needs the others, and that sometimes survival means sacrifice?
Another tour de force by Picoult, Lone Wolf brilliantly describes the nature of a family: the love, protection, and strength it can offer—and the price we might have to pay for those gifts. What happens when the hope that should sustain a family is the very thing tearing it apart?
Lone Wolf is an excellent read. It starts out with Luke, the father and his daughter, Cara getting into a car accident. Luke slips into a coma and they aren't sure he is going to survive. Warren, Lukes estranged son is called and he and Cara fight over their differing views on what should be done with their father. Should they pull the plug and donate his organs? Should they keep hoping he will pull through?
Before the accident, Luke had previously lived with a wolf pack for two years, even hunting and eating raw meat. Jodi does an wonderful job at telling us how he survived with the wolves, and you learn a lot about the wolf pack as the story goes on.
Grab a copy today and see what happens next. You won't want to put this book down!!!!
About the author:
Jodi Picoult, 45, is one of the top selling novelists in the world with multiple #1 bestsellers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and South Africa. She has 1 novels to her credit.
Jodi was born and raised in Long Island and studied creative writing with Mary Morris at Princeton. She received her master's in education from Harvard. She is married to Tim Van Leer, who she had know at Princeton, and it was while she was pregnant with her first child that she wrote her first novel, Songs of the Humpback Whale. She lives in Hanover, NH with her husband and three children.
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